Impact & Leadership

Lewis Howes: What Our Culture Gets Wrong About Masculinity

November 7, 2017

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For years, football-player-turned-lifestyle-entrepreneur Lewis Howes identified as a man’s man. He built his entire personality around what he now believes was a misguided definition of “masculinity.” It took a bloody fistfight in front of a police station to wake him up and inspire him to change everything.

In today’s episode, Lewis makes the case for why, as a society, we must reexamine what it means to be masculine.

As you know, I’m a fierce advocate for women with a largely female audience. That said, in order to create the world that we all hope to live in — one that is kinder, less violent, more peaceful and more equitable, we need everyone working towards those goals as one.

If there’s any part of you that hopes for a better world and wants a fresh lens on how to stay connected to your father, partner, brother, son or students who identify as masculine, I hope you enjoy this conversation.

You’ll hear Lewis tell the story behind his new book, The Mask of Masculinity, including:

  • His frightening wake-up call after years of aggressive behavior
  • The incredible shift that happened in his relationships when he finally opened up and publicly shared his most painful childhood secret
  • Why success doesn’t always = happiness
  • How to better understand and stay connected to the men in your life
  • And much more

After you’ve watched this episode, I’d love to hear from you. What’s the single biggest insight you’re taking away from today’s conversation and how can you turn that insight into action? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

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Just because someone seems fearless, doesn’t mean they are. When we’re stripped of our masks and can show up as is, magic happens. We can connect with each other more deeply and feel safe and supported in each other’s presence.

Thanks for reading and watching today — and for continuing to be a voice in this incredible community.

With all my love,

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